DOTTY INFINITY SCARF
ONLINE CROCHET PATTERN: Lightweight and full of texture. This pattern uses under 1 skein of fingering weight yarn!
SIZE: Adult, one size.
SKILL LEVEL: Moderate.
YARN: Approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn.
HOOK: 5mm & 3mm crochet hooks
Gauge is not super important for this design. Simply check that the length of the scarf will comfortably wrap around your head twice after completing round 1. You may choose to add extra length to your desire, just increase the number of fsc stitches in rnd 1.
If the number comes before the abbreviation for example: 2hdc, this means stitch the given number into the same stitch. If the number is given afterward, for example: hdc2, this means to half double crochet the given number over subsequent stitches.
Double check your stitch counts at the end of each row or round.
fsc Foundation single crochet
slst Slip stitch
dc Double crochet
dtr Double treble crochet
picot Picot stitch
hdc Half double crochet
yo Yarn over
hdc Half double crochet
3rd loops Thirds loops (see third loops under special stiches)
pm Place stitch marker
[ ] Repeat instructions between brackets as directed
pm Place stitch marker (mark the indicated stitch with a stitch marker)
RS Right side of the piece. The side that will be facing outwardly
WS Wrong side of the piece. The side that will not be facing outwardly
Third Loops (3rd loops)
There are half double crochet (hdc) stitches included throughout this pattern. Half double crochet stitches have a 3rd loop that is located just below the front loops. When instructed to stitch into the 3rd loop, only insert your hook into this loop (ignoring the front and back loops). This creates a braided look on the opposite side of the garment.
Note: You will only be working into the third loops when the wrong side of the garment is facing you for this pattern.
ch4, insert hk in 3rd ch from hk & slst, sk1, slst1 (equals 1 picot stitch).
Rnd 1:WS With a 5mm hk, fsc170, slst to join the first st to form a circle (taking care not to twist). 170
Note: You may alternately choose to ch171, insert hk into 2nd ch from hk and sc170.
Rnd 2:RS ch5 (counts as dtr), dtr169 around, join, do not turn. 170
Rnd 3:RS Switch to a 3mm hk, ch1, sc170 working under all the loops of the st, join, turn. 170
Rnd 4:RS ch1, hdc170 around, join, turn. 170
Rnd 5:WS ch1, sc170 in 3rd loops only around, join, turn. 170
Rnd 6:RS Switch to a 5mm hk, ch5 (counts as dtr) dtr169 around, join, turn. 170
Rnd 7:WS Switch to a 3mm hk, ch1, sc170 working under all the loops of the st, join, turn. 170
Rnd 8:RS ch1, hdc170 around, join, turn. 170
Rnd 9:WS ch1, sc170 in 3rd loops only around, join, turn. 17010-17: Repeat Rnds 6-9 twice. 170
Rnd 18:RS Switch to a 5mm hk, ch5 (counts as dtr) dtr around, join, turn. 170
Rnd 19:WS ch1, sc170, join,turn. 170
Note: Work this round normally, just through the front and back loops.